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Greater Boston Readiness Center
Early Educators Roadmap to a College Degree
Aspire Institute - CASE trainings
Educator & Provider Support Grant Region 6 Collaborative
Educator & Provider Support Grant Region 2 Collaborative
Region 3 Early Childhood Professional Development Partnership (R3P)
Rethinking Equity & Teaching for English Language Learners
World Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA)
The Education Cooperative
FSU Continuing Education
The Christa McAuliffe Center
Another School Year Has Begun!GBRC offices at 14 Vernon St., Framingham (rear)
Where did the summer go?? It is now the beginning of September and the buses are rolling. The school year has begun for many of our colleagues. We at the Greater Boston Readiness Center hope that everyone had a wonderful summer and is ready for the new school year!
We remain committed to bringing you the professional development opportunities available to our greater Boston and MetroWest communities. As always, this issue includes:
- Upcoming courses, trainings, workshops and information sessions.
- Links to initiatives coming from the Department of Early Education and Care, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Department of Higher Education.
- Links to other professional development opportunities.
And don't forget to visit our web site, which is updated weekly to include the most current information. Check it out at http://www.framingham.edu/greater-boston-readiness-center/.
What's Been Happening at the GBRC14 Vernon St. (front)
We continue to be very busy here at the Readiness Center.
A couple of our highlights include:
Massachusetts Kindergarten Entry Assessment (MKEA)
We are supporting programs and schools in the area in the Teaching Strategies GOLD and Work Sampling assessment tools. If you're thinking of joining the 3rd Cohort of MKEA or if you're interested in receiving technical and/or implementation assistance in this tool please emailBarbara Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coursework provided through the Greater Boston Readiness Center
In August we sponsored the following courses:
Engineering and Design for Elementary Educators
Through this course participants became familiar with the Engineering & Design Standards of the Mass.
Diagnosis and Remediation of Learning Problems in Mathematics K-9: A Common Core Perspective
This course focused on mathematics learning problems, and disabilities such as dyscalculia.
Unpacking and Promoting the Standards for Mathematical Practice in Common Core Critical Areas, Grades 4-8
Participants in this course deepened their understanding of math practice indicators aligned with the Common Core critical areas.
Navigating the QRIS SystemSo you have heard about the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) and you have been asked to enter your program into the QRIS Program Manager and move your program up the levels, but you don't have a clue how to do this.
Navigating the QRIS System training will review the QRIS standards and clearly articulate how to move through the different levels with a focus on assessment and documentation for your program. This workshop will review the entire system for Administrators working in Early Childhood Education including: Family Childcare, Out-of-School Time, Center-based care and public school pre-schools.
Participants will have the opportunity to work with the on-line tool and specifically open your QRIS program management files.
Maximum of 20 participants
Eligible for earning .5 CEUs
Thursday, October 17, 2013: 9 - 2:30PM
Greater Boston Readiness Center, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA
To Register: Contact Anne Miller at email@example.com